Rangers defender Connor Goldson has paid a touching tribute to former club Brighton after completing his move to Ibrox – and revealed he will “miss a lot” about the Seagulls.
Goldson spent three years with Chris Hughton’s side after moving from Shrewsbury, but was forced to undergo open heart surgery in early 2017.
The 25-year-old revealed he only has “good memories” of his time at the Amex – and admitted he will “miss a lot” about the Premier League side.
“All the support I had throughout the surgery from everyone – the players, the staff and the fans – they were all brilliant with me. I can only look back with good memories,” as quoted by Brighton’s official website.
“We had a great group of boys. We had a good core in the team for a good few years. A few have left now, like Liam Rosenior and Steve Sidwell, but we get on really closely.
“Everyone knows how close me and Dunky are, so I’m sure we’ll stay in touch. I’ll miss a lot of things about the place. There are amazing people that work there.”
Football Insider verdict:
Goldson hasn’t had it easy after having open heart surgery but the defender deserves all the praise in the world for returning to action. The Ibrox giants look to have got a really assured defender as they try to fix the problems of last season and the 25-year-old should prove to be a fantastic signing. After coming through at Shrewsbury and winning a move to Brighton, Goldson has seen the good and bad that comes with playing after working his way up through the leagues and won’t take being at Ibrox for granted. Whether Steven Gerrard decides to pair him with Nikola Katic or Bruno Alves remains to be seen but it’s unfathomable that Goldson isn’t a mainstay at the heart of the Gers defence. Goldson’s arrival at the Gers’ training camp in Spain now gives him the chance to get to work with his new team-mates and prepare for the coming season.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.